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Academic Senate suspends rules, votes immediately for gender inclusive name change

Sara Cooper explained the reasons why the university should change the name of it's

Dan Christian

October 6, 2018

Students looking to minor in Chicano Studies next semester will be seeing a change to their schedule. In a show of support for gender neutrality, Chico State will be changing its Chicano Studies minor program to the more inclusive “Intersectional Chicanx/Latinx Studies,” it was decided Wednesday,...

Vice President for Business and Finance leaves Chico State after one year

Vice President for Business and Finance Robbi Stivers departs from Chico State just after one year of service. Photo credit: Jason Halley

Mathew Miranda

May 14, 2018

Vice President for Business and Finance Robbi Stivers no longer works for the university according to an email written by Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson Wednesday. The following day, Stivers’ campus directory contact information was removed from Chico State's website. Hutchinson briefly mentione...

Administrators questioned about future of Institute for Sustainable Development

Debra Larson explains that ISD is being defunded but rather the university is having conversations about how to restructure funds for the program. She made it clear that elimating ISD wasn't going to happen. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Josh Cozine

May 12, 2018

Next semester’s student leaders were already hard at work Friday, checking in on an Academic Senate meeting.The final Academic Senate meeting for the semester had deans from all colleges of the university celebrating their colleges and their graduates, with powerpoint presentations, speeches, and even ...

State pushing for faster graduation rates

Chico State engineer students cannot contain their excitement to receive their diplomas at spring 2014 graduation ceremony. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Bianca Quilantan

October 3, 2016

Super-seniors are in danger of extinction. The CSU system is focusing on how to impact students on track to graduate in four and a half years for first-years and in two and a half years for upper division transfer students, according to a memo from the CSU Chancellor’s office. The graduation initi...

Letter: Employees sense ‘fear’ on campus

Months after a vote of no-confidence, faculty members are more hopeful for the future of administration. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Gabriel Sandoval

April 28, 2016

After the Academic Senate approved a no-confidence resolution last December, faculty leaders said in a letter to Chancellor Timothy White that mismanagement by Chico State administrators had gotten so bad that employees “feel a sense of instability and fear” on campus. But in the four and a half months since the letter was written, faculty leaders said they are more opt...

New president gains support from community

Gayle Hutchinson met and greeted Chico State faculty and students on March 30. Photo credit: George Johnston

Michelle Zhu

April 4, 2016

After the search committee appointed Gayle Hutchinson to succeed President Paul Zingg, the community expressed optimism for Chico State's first female president, who happens to be a familiar face. President-select Hutchinson is a former professor of the kinesiology department at Chico State from 1990 to 2007....

Department name changed to better reflect academic program

President Zingg, the Academic Senate and the Interim Provost had to approve the department's name change. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Christine Zuniga

April 2, 2016

The Department of Political Science is now the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, effective March 24.The memorandum was submitted in December 2015 and was approved by President Zingg with the support of the Academic Senate and the Interim Provost.With over 600 criminal justice students in the d...

Chico State senate approves no-confidence resolution

Faculty, staff and students attend the Academic Senate approval of The Senate Statement of No-Confidence in the president, interim provost and vice president for business and finance. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

December 15, 2015

The Academic Senate approved a no confidence resolution on Dec. 10. The resolution states that faculty and staff have lost their trust in Chico State administration and leadership. The document is aimed toward administration heads, such as President Paul Zingg, Interim Provost Susan Elrod and the V...

Budget cuts put faculty in position to reduce library hours, student assistant positions

Elizabeth Boyd, Academic Senate Chair, addresses members of the senate during a forum on Tuesday in Colussa Hall. Photo credit: John Domogma

December 7, 2015

An open forum on the Academic Affairs budget revealed a potential reduction in library hours and student assistant positions. “You might say the forecast for the library is rather dismal,” said Joe Crotts, department chair of Meriam Library.The Dec. 1 forum left members of the Academic Sen...

President Zingg’s transition, city spending addressed at fall convocation

Photo courtesy of Chico State

Cheyanne Burens

August 21, 2015

Hundreds of students, staff and faculty members gathered last night in the Harlen Adams Theatre for the 2015 Fall Convocation. This year's convocation proved to be memorable as President Zingg made the unexpected announcement that he will be retiring at the end of the academic year. "Recently I h...

Incoming A.S. president lays out vision, priorities

Senior Deanna Jarquin was elected the next academic year's Associated Students president by a margin of 170 votes. Photo credit: George Johnston

Kristina Martinez

April 22, 2015

Deanna Jarquin was named next year's Chico State Associated Students president on Thursday by a margin of 170 votes. Jarquin is a senior double majoring in psychology and women's studies. In the past, Jarquin has had experience interning at the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center and has worked at...

Survey reveals low job satisfaction

Academic Senate Chair Paula Selvester, left, presents the results of the campus climate survey to the academic senate members and public. Photo credit: David Mcvicker

David Mcvicker

October 24, 2014

Some Chico State employees are unhappy at their jobs here on campus and fear retribution for speaking up to their supervisors and other administrators according to a campus-wide survey.The Academic Senate released the details Thursday of the questionnaire sent to approximately 2000 administrators, faculty and staff in late May. The ...

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